Serena Williams Clinches Year-End WTA No. 1 Ranking
by Staff | September 27th, 2013
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With a little help from elder sister Venus, Serena Williams has clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking, the WTA confirmed earlier today.

The 32-year-old Serena will finish No. 1 for a third time in her career after 2002 and 2009.

Serena is the seventh player since the inception of rankings in 1975 to finish three or more seasons at No.1, joining Steffi Graf (eight times), Martina Navratilova (seven times), Chris Evert (five times), Lindsay Davenport (four times), Justine Henin (three times) and Martina Hingis (three times).

This season Serena has won a tour-high nine WTA titles including the French and US Opens. She has a 67-4 record and her $9 million in prize money earnings is a single-season record.

While it was all but a certainty after her US Open title earlier this month, Venus’s win over No. 2 Victoria Azarenka this week in Tokyo made it mathematically impossible for the Belarussian to pass Serena in the rankings.


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2 Comments for Serena Williams Clinches Year-End WTA No. 1 Ranking

skeezer Says:

A WTA player #1 @ 32? Congrats Serena, for sure the best of your ERA!

( btw, side note…Graff 8 season #1? Insane! )


Jason Says:

Well done Queen Rena!!!!

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6 Tomas Berdych6 Petra Kvitova
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